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Runic Games has 'no plans' to work on Torchlight MMO

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Runic heads back to the drawing board

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Torchlight 2 developer Runic Games has "no plans" to work on the previously hinted-at MMO based in its Torchlight universe, various members of the dev team confirmed on a recent Reddit thread.

Torchlight 2 developer Runic Games has "no plans" to work on the previously hinted-at MMO based in its Torchlight universe, various members of the dev team confirmed on a recent Reddit thread.

During an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, a number of Runic Games employees — including Runic Games co-founders Max Schaefer, Erich Schaefer, and Travis Baldree — broke the news to readers.

"I'll be frank, we have no plans to jump into that right now," Baldree said, responding to a fan asking about the MMO's status. "The landscape is a little different than a few years ago, and creating the amount of content we did for Torchlight 2 was a supreme effort with a team this size. Taking on an MMO immediately afterward is not our current desire."

When asked what the studio's working on next, Runic's Marsh Lefler explained that they "really don't know" what the future will bring.

"However," Lefler added, "I will say our next project probably won't be another Torchlight or a Torchlight MMO. We really need to take a break. Quite a few of us here have been doing ARPG's in the style of Diablo for 7 years; while Travis has been doing it for probably close to 10 years and lets not even talk about Max and Erich(15+). Something slightly different will be nice. We still love RPG's; especially action ones."

Torchlight 2 is available today on PC and Mac.